A Behanding in Spokane

Overview

A dingy motel room. Small-town America. Carmichael travels with a suitcase full of hands, but he wants his own back.

Toby has a hand that he’d like to sell Carmichael for the right price.

Marilyn wishes that Toby had never stolen that hand from the museum. 

Mervyn thinks Marilyn is pretty hot. He works reception, though he wouldn’t call himself a receptionist. Life and death are up for grabs, and fate is ...

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Overview

A dingy motel room. Small-town America. Carmichael travels with a suitcase full of hands, but he wants his own back.

Toby has a hand that he’d like to sell Carmichael for the right price.

Marilyn wishes that Toby had never stolen that hand from the museum. 

Mervyn thinks Marilyn is pretty hot. He works reception, though he wouldn’t call himself a receptionist. Life and death are up for grabs, and fate is governed by imbeciles and madmen in this darkly comic new play from the acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh. A Behanding in Spokane turns over American daily existence, exposing the obsessions, prejudices, madness, horrors, and, above all, absurdities that crawl beneath it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822224716
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 519,853

Meet the Author

Martin McDonagh is the author of seven plays, including the Tony Award–nominated The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Pillowman, and of the screenplays for the Oscar-nominated film In Bruges and the Oscar-winning short Six Shooter.

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